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Party on the Pier Benefits Children


 More than 2,000 guests enjoyed a fun-filled day celebrating the 17th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier on September 25, 2016, at the Santa Monica Pier. Benefiting UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, the event is an ongoing partnership with Mattel Inc. and highlights its commitment to improving the lives of children.

Attendees were treated to unlimited rides, and game booths were filled with Mattel toys donated by the company. New event highlights included a Kid's Fun Lounge with performances by the BeatBuds, complimentary glitter tattoos by Skechers and a cookie-decorating station sponsored by Ralphs. The VIP area, hosted by the Toys "R" Us Foundation, served a lunch donated by Wolfgang Puck Catering and featured music, dance contests and exclusive giveaways. Celebrity guests included Brooke Burke, Tom Arnold, Dodger alumni, actress Ava Kolker and the cast of Girl Meets World, Rico Rodriguez of Modern Family and many others who greeted fans, volunteered at the game booths and posed for photos at the new interactive selfie station.

"Mattel Party on the Pier is an annual, signature fundraising event and a truly special day for the children who experience our care, their families and all who attend," said Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar, physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. "For the past 16 years, the proceeds from Mattel Party on the Pier have generously supported-and made a real difference in-our ability to provide world-class care for children treated at UCLA and around the world. We are grateful to our event committee, hosts and sponsors for all their hard work and dedication."

For more information, contact Molly Moursi: (310) 267-1826


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